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Five spots for beautiful sunsets

We don’t need to tell you that Kerry Park, Gas Works and Golden Gardens have some of the most beautiful sunset views. Your Instagram and Twitter accounts tell us you’re all over those sites.

But have you discovered some of the City’s less-traveled hot spots for glimpses of rose and gold? Here are some of our top picks for sunset snaps.

Sunset Hill Park

Sunset Hill Park, photo by TIA International Photography

Sunset Hill Park
7531 34th Ave NW
The name of this Ballard park says it all. The 2.7 acres overlook a bay filled with sailboats. Smell the salty air and gaze out towards the Olympic skyline.

12th Avenue S Viewpoint

12th Avenue S Viewpoint, photo by TIA International Photography

12th Avenue S Viewpoint Park
2821 12th Ave S
Twelfth Avenue S Viewpoint provides a stunning view from north Beacon Hill of downtown Seattle, the industrial Duwamish River shipping activity, Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains to the west. Plus, it’s rarely as crowded as Kerry Park.

Hamilton Viewpoint

Hamilton Viewpoint, photo by TIA International Photography

Hamilton Viewpoint
1120 California Ave SW
With a glistening view of the city, Elliott Bay, the harbor and the Cascade Mountains, Hamilton Viewpoint showcases Seattle’s urban and natural beauty.

Carkeek Park

Carkeek Park photo by TIA International Photography

Carkeek Park
950 NW Carkeek Park Road
Less than 10 miles from downtown Seattle, Carkeek Park offers 220 acres of lush forest, meadows, wetlands, creeks and beach. The park’s unique structural features make for unique photographs and adventures.

Waterfront Park

Waterfront Park, photo by TIA International Photography

Waterfront Park
1401 Alaskan Way
The waterfront – it’s not just for tourists. Waterfront Park has incredible views of the Sound, plus it’s loaded with fun activities and options for fresh seafood. #nom